[Surgical treatment of carcinoid heart disease].

  title={[Surgical treatment of carcinoid heart disease].},
  author={Taiju Watanabe and Nagahisa Ohshima and Toshizumi Shirai and Takeshi Someya},
  journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery},
  volume={63 11},
A 70-year-old female with severe tricuspid regurgitation and stenosis was admitted to our institution because of watery diarrhea and peripheral edema. The urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) level was 292.9 mg/l (normal, 0.5-5.0 mg/l). Abdominal computed tomography showed enhanced multiple nodules in the liver. The liver biopsy revealed metastatic… CONTINUE READING